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1948 Chicago Bears

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10-2-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 375 points (31.2/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 151 points (12.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 224 points (18.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.8-1.2.

Coach: George Halas (10-2-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Indiana)

Team Info

Principal Owner/Head Coach/General Manager George Halas

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 375 4346 844 5.1 40 21 15 242 142 287 1894 22 19 6.6 93 557 2452 25 4.4 134
Team Defense 151 2900 720 4.0 46 16 33 174 139 336 1646 12 30 4.9 70 384 1254 8 3.3 71
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 4 10 1 6 7 5 4 7 1 2 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 3 7 2 7 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 45 7 21 297 57 240 1 15 186 78 108 6
2 Mon October 4 boxscore W 2-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 28 17 15 330 124 206 3 15 300 199 101 3
3 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-0 Los Angeles Rams 42 21 24 413 243 170 2 19 300 218 82 5
4 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-0 Detroit Lions 28 0 21 397 138 259 5 5 109 76 33 4
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 4-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 12 14 223 102 121 4 15 175 71 104 3
6 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-1 New York Giants 35 14 22 461 169 292 7 14 204 137 67 4
7 Sun November 7 boxscore W 6-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 6 16 328 124 204 2 16 242 125 117 1
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 7-1 Green Bay Packers 7 6 10 199 87 112 3 12 220 109 111 2
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 8-1 @ Boston Yanks 51 17 26 468 187 281 1 9 251 98 153 6
10 Sun November 28 boxscore W 9-1 Washington Redskins 48 13 24 317 132 185 4 21 335 246 89 7
11 Sun December 5 boxscore W 10-1 @ Detroit Lions 42 14 29 451 221 230 3 13 266 170 96 3
12 Sun December 12 boxscore L 10-2 Chicago Cardinals 21 24 20 462 310 152 5 20 312 119 193 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Sid Luckman 32 QB 12 8 89 163 54.6 1047 13 8.0 14 8.6 53 6.4 4.2 11.8 87.3 65.1 0 0
Johnny Lujack 23 K 9 3 36 66 54.5 611 6 9.1 3 4.5 64 9.3 9.0 17.0 67.9 97.5 0 0
Bobby Layne 22 11 1 16 52 30.8 232 3 5.8 2 3.8 35 4.5 3.9 14.5 21.1 49.5 0 0
George McAfee 30 PR/RH 12 8 0 4 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
J.R. Boone 23 e 11 1 1 1 100.0 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.4 83.3 0 0
Noah Mullins 30 hb 12 2 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.3 12 142 287 49.5 1894 22 7.7 19 6.6 64 6.6 5.2 13.3 157.8 68.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 139 336 41.4 1646 12 3.6 30 8.9 4.9 1.60 11.8 137.2 31.7 0 0 4.9 1.6 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
George Gulyanics 27 LH/P 12 8 119 439 4 24 3.7 36.6 9.9 8 130 16.3 1 36 0.7 10.8 569 5 3
George McAfee 30 PR/RH 12 8 92 392 5 23 4.3 32.7 7.7 17 227 13.4 2 50 1.4 18.9 619 7 11
Joe Osmanski 31 fb 12 1 74 341 1 32 4.6 28.4 6.2 9 43 4.8 0 19 0.8 3.6 384 1 0
Don Kindt 23 FB 12 6 54 189 2 66 3.5 15.8 4.5 11 137 12.5 0 49 0.9 11.4 326 2 0
J.R. Boone 23 e 11 1 48 266 5 40 5.5 24.2 4.4 10 143 14.3 2 38 0.9 13.0 409 7 5
Noah Mullins 30 hb 12 2 36 208 1 74 5.8 17.3 3.0 9 127 14.1 4 26 0.8 10.6 335 5 4
Mike Holovak 29 fb 11 5 30 228 2 47 7.6 20.7 2.7 4 30 7.5 0 15 0.4 2.7 258 2 0
Frank Minini 27 KR 12 3 24 79 2 18 3.3 6.6 2.0 1 14 14.0 1 14 0.1 1.2 93 3 2
Billy deCorrevont 30 b 10 2 16 25 0 7 1.6 2.5 1.6 2 7 3.5 0 6 0.2 0.7 32 0 0
Johnny Lujack 23 K 9 3 15 110 1 26 7.3 12.2 1.7 110 1 1
Bobby Layne 22 11 1 13 80 1 18 6.2 7.3 1.2 80 1 3
Fred Evans 27 3 0 10 15 0 7 1.5 5.0 3.3 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.3 -0.7 13 0 0
Al Lawler 26 7 0 9 44 0 16 4.9 6.3 1.3 3 40 13.3 0 26 0.4 5.7 84 0 2
Sid Luckman 32 QB 12 8 8 11 0 18 1.4 0.9 0.7 11 0 1
Dick Flanagan 22 lb 11 1 5 14 0 6 2.8 1.3 0.5 14 0 0
Jim Canady 22 3 0 2 8 0 6 4.0 2.7 0.7 8 0 0
Ed Sprinkle 25 de 10 2 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 10 132 13.2 3 34 1.0 13.2 130 3 0
Ed Cifers 32 RE 12 6 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 0
Jim Keane 24 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 414 13.8 3 53 2.7 37.6 414 3 0
Ken Kavanaugh 32 LE 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 352 19.6 6 64 1.5 29.3 352 6 0
Allen Smith 26 e 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 29 9.7 0 18 0.3 2.9 29 0 0
Hank Norberg 28 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 4 0 0
Team Total 27.3 12 557 2452 24 74 4.4 204.3 46.4 142 1894 13.3 22 64 11.8 157.8 4346 46 33
Opp Total 12 384 1254 8 3.3 104.5 32.0 139 1646 11.8 12 11.6 137.2 2900 20 29

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
George McAfee 30 PR/RH 12 8 30 417 1 60 13.9 1 25 0 25 25.0 1061
J.R. Boone 23 e 11 1 11 137 0 40 12.5 2 31 0 17 15.5 577
Frank Minini 27 KR 12 3 12 370 1 95 30.8 463
Billy deCorrevont 30 b 10 2 4 61 0 44 15.3 6 160 0 67 26.7 253
Al Lawler 26 7 0 5 81 0 57 16.2 3 85 0 33 28.3 250
Noah Mullins 30 hb 12 2 3 33 0 15 11.0 1 41 0 41 41.0 409
Joe Osmanski 31 fb 12 1 2 26 0 14 13.0 410
Ray Bray 31 RG 12 10 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Jim Canady 22 3 0 1 37 0 37 37.0 45
George Connor 23 lt 11 5 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Fred Evans 27 3 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 28
Team Total 27.3 12 55 781 1 60 14.2 29 751 1 95 25.9 5878
Opp Total 12 45 1739 0 38.6 59 1101 0 18.7

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
George Gulyanics 27 LH/P 12 8 55 2432 70 0 44.2
Johnny Lujack 23 K 9 3 3 0.0% 46 44 95.7%
Sid Luckman 32 QB 12 8 10 384 49 0 38.4
Fred Venturelli 31 k 1 0 2 1 50.0% 4 4 100.0%
Al Lawler 26 7 0 1 1 100.0% 3 3 100.0%
Bobby Layne 22 11 1 1 0.0% 1 24 24 0 24.0
Noah Mullins 30 hb 12 2 2 88 45 0 44.0
George McAfee 30 PR/RH 12 8 1 18 18 0 18.0
Team Total 27.3 12 7 2 28.6% 53 51 96.2% 69 2946 70 0 42.7
Opp Total 12 8 4 50.0% 20 17 85.0% 82 3208 39.1

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
George McAfee 30 PR/RH 12 8 2 35 0 25 0 0 11 5 0 0
Noah Mullins 30 hb 12 2 7 99 1 33 0 0 4 1 0 0
Johnny Lujack 23 K 9 3 8 131 0 43 0 0 1 0 0 0
J.R. Boone 23 e 11 1 1 12 0 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
Billy deCorrevont 30 b 10 2 5 37 0 17 0 0 0 2 29 0
Stu Clarkson 29 lb 10 1 2 14 0 13 0 0 0 3 0 0
Bobby Layne 22 11 1 0 3 1 0 0
Bulldog Turner+ 29 C 12 11 2 19 0 14 0 0 0 2 34 0
Chuck Drulis 30 LG 12 10 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 0
George Gulyanics 27 LH/P 12 8 0 3 0 0 0
Frank Minini 27 KR 12 3 0 2 1 35 1
Pat Preston 27 g 12 2 0 0 3 0 0
George Connor 23 lt 11 5 0 0 2 0 0
Fred Evans 27 3 0 0 0 2 26 2
Al Lawler 26 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sid Luckman 32 QB 12 8 0 1 1 0 0
Ed Cifers 32 RE 12 6 0 0 1 0 0
Mike Holovak 29 fb 11 5 1 18 0 18 0
Ken Kavanaugh 32 LE 12 7 0 0 1 1 1
Don Kindt 23 FB 12 6 1 21 0 21 0
Team Total 27.3 12 30 388 1 43 0 0 33 28 130 4
Opp Total 12 29 13 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Johnny Lujack 23 K 9 3 1 1 44 50
George McAfee 30 PR/RH 12 8 5 2 1 8 48
J.R. Boone 23 e 11 1 5 2 7 42
Ken Kavanaugh 32 LE 12 7 6 1 7 42
Noah Mullins 30 hb 12 2 1 4 1 6 36
George Gulyanics 27 LH/P 12 8 4 1 5 30
Frank Minini 27 KR 12 3 2 1 1 1 5 30
Jim Keane 24 e 11 4 3 3 18
Ed Sprinkle 25 de 10 2 3 3 18
Fred Evans 27 3 0 2 2 12
Mike Holovak 29 fb 11 5 2 2 12
Don Kindt 23 FB 12 6 2 2 12
Fred Venturelli 31 k 1 0 4 1 7
Al Lawler 26 7 0 3 1 6
Bobby Layne 22 11 1 1 1 6
Joe Osmanski 31 fb 12 1 1 1 6
Team Total 27.3 12 24 22 1 1 4 1 53 51 2 375
Opp Total 12 8 12 17 4 1 151